COVID Care Neighbor Network–What We’ve Done

I believe in community and building it has been something I’ve been doing most of my life. When a community comes together for a common cause, seemingly insurmountable problems can be solved or mitigated. The way our neighbors have been supporting each other through COIVD-19 has been awe-inspiring and written about here. COVID Care Neighbor Network (CCNN) started… Read more »


Neighbors Helping Neighbors — COVID Care Mutual Aid

As the story itself says–“It all began with a Post-it Note”; it then became a mutual aid network led by Nuala O’Doherty-Naranjo, who put her AD 34 campaign on hold to set this up, that has organized over 700 volunteers, delivered 800 bags of groceries and helped 1,000 neighbors. has a story on this… Read more »


Spotlight on hunger in NYC

NPR had a story on hunger in NYC, with a spotlight on a case study in Jackson Heights that was helped out by the COVID Care Neighbor Network


The COVID Care Network Masks Up

Table with colorful homemade masks on it.

The COVID Care Network, organized by community leader Nuala O’Doherty-Naranjo, pitched in on the mask shortage by sewing masks at home. Masks sewn by COVID Care Network member Katie Cole. Queens Eagle covered it here.


COVID Care Network part of a larger grassroots aid effort in Queens

Nuala organizes community for emergency Food Distribution

Many neighborhood in Queens, including ours, have seen grass-roots aid networks come up to help out neighbors in the middle of this pandemic. Nuala is quoted as the COVID Care Network is part of a mobilization of her campaign volunteers who are being redirecting their efforts to help out in this crisis. If you want… Read more »


It started with flyers and a Facebook group

large colorful bags of food to be donated by COVID Care Neighborhood network

The flyers were distributed by Nuala O’Doherty-Naranjo to neighbors asking if they needed help. The Facebook group, the COVID Care Neighbor Network, is about matching volunteers with neighbors who need help. The story was covered by The City as one of the new mutual aid groups it did an article on and you can read… Read more »

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